Official Obituary of

Garfield A.W. Vernon

February 25, 2024

Garfield Vernon Obituary

Garfield A. W. Vernon

We are sad to announce that on Sunday February 25, 2024 we had to say goodbye to Garfield Arthur William Vernon after a short battle with Lymphoma cancer at the age of 75 years.

Beloved husband of Linda Vivian (Wood) Vernon, Cherished father to Todd Vernon (Michelle), Scott Vernon. Proud and loving Grandpa to Olivia, Serena, Kaileh, and Nathaniel. Loving brother to Nels, Fred (Carol), Paul (Mary), Tom (Sherry),  Joe (Nancy).  Brother-in-law to Pete, Joan, MB, Garry (Linda), Rose, Michael (Janet), Donna (Steve), Dennis (Kelly). 

Predeceased by his parents, Arthur Vernon & Muriel Tellier, step father Ferdina Tellier, half brothers Orval, Hanlin,  & Ivan, sisters Lois (MB), Faye (Pete), brother David (Joan),  brother-in-laws Roy (Nels), Peter (Rose),  grandson Ethan, daughter-in-law Christina (Scott)

Garfield was born July 9th, 1948 in Englehart, ON. He had grown up in a Christian home and his strong religious beliefs carried him through his life. He met his sweetheart in high school and they were married on Jan 18, 1969. He worked on the Ontario Northland Railway before joining the Ontario Provincial Police in 1971. He was stationed to Sudbury, Gore Bay and Dowling detachments through his career. He was an active member (usher, deacon and board member, etc.) in the churches he attended.  His smile, firm hand shake and sense of humour greeted his church family every Sunday. In his retirement he worked for years as a school bus driver and then for Hillside Funeral home in North Bay, ON.

Garfield will be remembered by his family and friends with fond memories of his sense of humour and loving nature.

A celebration of life will be on April 12, 2024 at 1:30 at First Baptist Church, 1250 Cassells St., North Bay, ON 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Baptist Church of North Bay or a charity of your choice in memory of Garfield will be gratefully acknowledged by his family.

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Celebration of Life
April 12, 2024

1:30 PM
First Baptist Church
1250 Cassells St.,
North Bay, ON


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